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Why the policy of not allowing instructors to tutor their own students?
 I have found that my students become some of my best customers.  It
also helps to improve overall usage when I teach a class.

Craig

Gattis, Ken wrote:

>Kenneth W. Gattis
>Director, Academic Services
>118 Parker Building
>Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
>Nova Southeastern University
>3301 College Avenue
>Fort Lauderdale, Florida  33314
>(954) 262-8403 or (800) 338-4723, ext. 8403
>Does anyone employee your school's instructors as part-time tutors?
>
>At Nova Southeastern University, we sometimes do hire adjunct instructors as
>part-time tutors, particularly in writing.  Also, individuals have been hired
>as adjuncts after they began working as tutors.  To avoid conflicts, we
>instituted a policy that instructors are not allowed to tutor their own
>students.  Our problem is that we are being urged to adopt a policy of not
>hiring instructors as tutors.  I was wondering if this issue has come up at
>your institution.
>
>We would like to have the flexibility of continuing to use adjuncts as
>needed, especially in writing.  (I am a big advocate of peer tutoring, and
>use it whenever it is appropriate and possible.)  Obviously if we have to let
>tutors go, it causes a short-term problem, but there are other reasons for
>keeping the adjunct instructors as tutors.  Adjuncts give us direct access to
>information on departmental directives regarding writing courses and shared
>information from other writing instructors.  In addition, the additional
>hours an adjunct receives in tutoring can provide incentives for the adjunct
>to continue to work with our institution instead of seeking more of a
>full-time job.
>
>Most importantly, however, we are opposed to the change because it ties our
>hands, and we see no good reason for the new policy.  Has anyone had to deal
>with this issue?
>
>Thanks,
>Ken Gattis
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